Retreat for Yoga Teachers

Share & Renewal Retreat for Yoga Teachers 13-17 June 2019

  • *Do you sometimes feel isolated in your work as a yoga teacher?
  • *Are you interested in learning from other experienced teachers – but put off by the high cost of some training intensives?
  • *Do your own energy and resources need a boost?

If this sounds familiar, please join me and Chris Holt for a four-day sharing retreat, especially devised to meet the needs of yoga teachers.

The idea – based on traditional Women’s Circles – is to create a community of practice, which is non-hierarchical, inclusive, supportive and transformational.

As well as a lovely holiday, this will be low-cost professional development opportunity. With a maximum of eight participants, we will each take a turn at leading at least one session over the course of the four days – hopefully sharing a wide range of skills, experience and wisdom; also contributing to preparing meals, holding the space and creating community.

Yoga Najac is an ideal place to reconnect with yourself and nature. There are wonderful woodland walks, organic veggie food, a swimming pool and river swimming, a cosy indoor studio and also an outdoor yoga deck with views over the wooded river valley.

We will begin with an evening session on Thursday 13th June, and end with a morning session and brunch on Monday 17th June.

  • Price €200  includes all food & accommodation (in private rooms) for 4 nights/5 days.
  • Price excludes travel. Flights (Easyjet) Gatwick – Toulouse currently £85 return (26/11/18). Transfer by train Toulouse-Najac €20 return.

If you would like to apply to take part in this special retreat, please send a brief biography and suggestions for what you might like to share.

Biogs of Lucy ( Chris (

Lucy, 53, has been practising yoga for over 25 years, living a yogic lifestyle for 15 years and teaching for 5 years.  Lucy has done training with Judith Lasater (Restorative & Experiential Anatomy), Sarah Powers (Yin), and Lisa Kaley-Isley (Trauma & Anxiety/Depression).

Lucy has also taught the Alexander Technique for over 10 years, which is mindfulness in everyday activities based on rediscovering our natural coordination between mind & body.  Awareness of this technique influences Lucy’s teaching of yoga – particularly in the language used and knowledge of mind/body mechanics. The foundation of all Lucy’s practice is mindfulness & self-compassion and she recently did a teacher training with Mindfulness UK. Lucy has had a daily meditation practice for over 6 years, since doing an intensive retreat with Martin Aylward, founder of Worldwide Insight.

Lucy teaches classes at her home studio, at a local centre for refugees, and also hosts retreats. Non-yoga activities include parenting two teenage daughters,  organic gardening, participating in women’s circles, and exploring shamanism.

Chris Holt, 53, initially learnt yoga at school more than 35 years ago and has been teaching for 10 years, practising much longer. Having studied with influential teachers such as Judith Lasater, Susie Hately , Sandra Sabatini and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Chris now teaches in prisons, in her own home studio in south London, and leads various weekend retreats in the UK.
Chris brings a therapeutic approach to Hatha Yoga together with meditation, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra to help her students bring the wealth of yoga wisdom to the physical and emotional difficulties we all, at times, face in life.